He’s got Giselle, three Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and has been voted the league’s MVP twice. But none of these make me jealous – directly, at least.
I envy Tom Brady because he is the epitome of how a great man should behave in pressure situations. When I see him barking out audibles, standing tall in the pocket and encouraging his teammates, I wish I could do the same.
As someone who has played QB, (well, at least in garbage time) I can tell you there are few things scarier in this world than a fierce pass rush, especially a blitz. How many people could actually say that they wouldn’t be afraid of having Cameron Wake or DeMarcus Ware wanting to smash them into a turf pancake?
“Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.” – Tom Brady
His GQ covershoots, Victoria Secret underwear model bed-buddy and NFL accomplishments are all just by-products of his character.
The man is a winner….and I believe that at the root of all that, akin to most successful individuals is that he faces his fears rather than run from them.